I have always been perceived to be younger than I actually was; at first, I was not too fond of it, but it eventually grew on me.
Maryam Oguntola is a senior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, majoring in Law & Society with a minor in Dispute Resolution. When not preparing for law school with the goal of practicing immigration law, Maryam is an avid reader working on a research paper assessing gender inequality in the workplace as experienced by Nigerian-based women versus U.S.- and Canada-based Nigerian immigrant women. Her first-person understanding of immigration as primarily a social experience has inspired a deep study of the interconnection between law and society in order to better serve the undocumented youth in the United States.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Sarah J. Maas, Toni Morrison, Hafsah Faizal
My passion for telling and reading stories developed years ago when I lived in Nigeria. My mom would tell my siblings and me stories with life lessons when the lights were out, and my dad brought back books from his trips—my passion for stories expanded as I spent time in the NYPL Baychester Library after moving to NYC. Now I hope to write stories that can help someone or inspire change.